Atlantic Health System

Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, MMC, PICU

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Morristown
Position Type
Allied Health
02737000- Respiratory Therapy
Morristown Medical Center


Are you a skilled and compassionate Registered Respiratory Therapist looking for a new opportunity to lead a Team of RRTs and make a difference in patient care? Look no further than Atlantic Health's Morristown Medical Center, where we are seeking a Full-time Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist for their inpatient PICU unit.  With state-of-the-art facilties and a commitment to providing top-notch care to our patients, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your career while making a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Apply now to join our team and help us deliver exceptional care to our patients. 


Essential Function/Responsibilities:

  • Follows standards of clinical procedures/protocols, ventilator and airway management
  • Meets all essential functions outlined in Respiratory Care Practitioner job description
  • Aids in identifying clinical problems, formulates resolutions and develops a mechanism for ensuring its effectiveness
  • Possesses advanced clinical skills
  • Researches and develops respiratory driven protocols based on best practices
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with employees to ensure issues are identified, evaluated and resolved as a team
  • Interprets hospital and department policies and procedures as they relate to Respiratory Therapy
  • Participates in report and patient care rounds, and provides stimulus for points of discussion
  • Acts as a liaison to the manager of designated specialty area
  • Coordinates bi-monthly meeting with manager
  • Participates in performance improvement
  • Develops unit specific initiatives based on PDCA methodology
  • Communicates department balanced scorecard to team members and its importance
  • Responsible for performance and documentation of quality control within specialty co-oximetry area as per CLIA/CAP regulations
  • Continually re-assesses services of respiratory care to achieve high quality and cost-effective health care
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills
  • Performs charge responsibilities
  • Chairs specialty area team meetings on a regular basis in conjunction with Coordinator/Assistant Manager
  • Exemplifies all performance standards through daily actions
  • Fosters a team approach, sets goals with practitioners and provides assistance in attaining them
  • Monitors effectiveness of care, employee performance and provides peer  feedback as a resource for performance management
  • Monitors specialty equipment and unit schedule; makes recommendations as needed
  • Performs duties and functions as assigned
  • Contributes to continued education
  • Revises orientation sheets, participates in orientation of new employees and ongoing education of all staff including nursing
  • Develops, revises and implements policies and procedures along with leadership
  • Develops clinical competencies in conjunction with coordinator
  • Provides new incentives for learning on a continuing basis
  • Evaluates new equipment, information, and research studies for clinical trial
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation via the Respiratory lnformation System of order history, results of therapy and patient charges
  • Ensures timely documentation of Medication Administration Record and Interdisciplinary Form
  • Oversees complete, thorough documentation of unit specific orientation packets including daily and final summary sheets prior to submission to coordinator
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge and proper usage of all forms, flowcharts, logbooks
  • Utilizes standard and specific precautions as identified by lnfection Control Department
  • Modifies equipment according to manufacturer’s specifications to meet a patient’s needs
  • Adheres to and educates team members on patient safety goals outlined in AHS policies
  • Seeks assistance and direction from appropriate resources prior to implementing unfamiliar procedures
  • Adheres to Atlantic Health Systems Corporate Compliance Plan and to rules and regulations of other regulating authorities
  • Continuously strives to improve customer satisfaction by going above what is expected
  • IOO% compliance of all competencies by deadline
  • Demonstrates fairness and consistency with employees
  • Supports management decisions
  • Possesses organizational skills, maximizes productivity
  •  Seeks professional growth through continuing education and goal achievement, i.e. specialty credentials
  • Adheres to dress code and wears hospital identification at all times
  • Committee attendance/participation
  • Attends 90% of lead practitioner meetings
  • Provides in-service education at monthly staff meetings
  • Supports Practice Council
  • Attends unit specific monthly interdisciplinary meetings on a regular basis


Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate of Science degree from an accredited respiratory therapist program required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, highly preferred

Minimum Experience:

  • 1-2 years of RT experience preferred
  • Critical care experience, highly preferred.
  • Current or past experience with EPIC charting, highly preferred.


  • Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), required.
  • Active license for Respiratory Therapy in New Jersey, required.
  • Advanced and Basic Life Support certification, required.


  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to use email and wireless communication devices efficiently
  • Must be able to work in a clinical setting as necessary - this includes sitting, standing, walking, carrying necessary inventory at varying intervals

About Us

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.

EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.


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